On November 17 and 18, the Research for Scalable Solutions (R4S) and Envision FP projects, which are led by FHI 360 with funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), will hold a virtual technical consultation that will convene experts in the fields of family planning and menstrual health to review evidence around contraceptive-induced menstrual changes, with a focus on user perspectives and experiences across the life course. This free, online event will take place over two days (2 hours on Day 1 and 2.5 hours on Day 2). Registration is open! You can view the agenda here.
Contraceptive-induced menstrual changes impact users’ lives and their contraceptive and menstrual health experiences in both positive and negative ways, resulting in both consequences and opportunities. However, the contraception and menstrual health fields have often not adequately incorporated these considerations into research, programmatic, policy, and product development. This meeting will provide an opportunity for a variety of stakeholders from both the family planning and menstrual health sectors to have important conversations and improve connections, and it will act as a jumping-off-point for future work on this important topic. Several cross-cutting issues are essential to this discussion; these will be woven throughout the meeting’s presentations and discussions:
The overall goal of this convening is to identify research, programmatic, policy, and product development priorities related to contraceptive-induced menstrual changes. Interactive sessions will provide an opportunity for all participants to contribute to this overall goal through the development of a global research agenda and “call to action”. Register here to engage in this important conversation and view the meeting’s agenda and line-up of notable speakers here.